Consensus of heterogeneous linear multiagent systems with communication time-delays

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7932950
Pages (from-to)1820-1829
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number8
Online published23 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


This paper studies the consensus problem of heterogeneous linear multiagent systems with arbitrarily large constant, time-varying, or distributed communication delays. Novel distributed dynamic controllers are proposed for such multiagent systems with fixed and switching directed communication topologies, respectively. It is shown that the controlled heterogeneous linear multiagent system can reach consensus for arbitrarily large constant, time-varying, and distributed communication delays under some sufficient conditions. Simulation examples are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controllers.

Research Area(s)

  • Communication delays, consensus, directed graph, heterogeneous linear multiagent systems